The Great Escape 2011 featured bands playing in a variety of unusual locations besides the standard pubs, clubs and concert halls. There were performances on streets, on Brighton pier and in vintage clothes shops. Read our review of the whole event here. Courtesy of the people at Bands in Transit there were also some special performances from the back of a van. As their website says “Every band has been there - shifting gear from gig to gig in the back of a van, chasing the dream. Bands In Transit rolled into The Great Escape to put a host of established stars and breakthrough newcomers into the back of a Transit.” Here are some of the results, from long term Breaking More Waves favourites The Joy Formidable performing Whirring and the violin plucking Marques Toliver singing Deep In My Heart.
Together with the videos we’ve also included the excellent original versions of each song to stream and in the case of the Marques Toliver song, a free download.
Marques Toliver - Deep In My Heart by MarquesToliver
Whirring by thejoyformidable